Sloth: The First Cloudflare Worker Generator
Sloth currently utilises Cloudflare Workers, along with Cloudflare’s expansive network of global data centres, which provide a new solution to both a number of common and complex problems faced by digital marketers and SEOs.
What is Sloth?
The idea for Sloth was born out of the needs of two enterprise clients, both with platform and development restrictions – preventing them from achieving what they were trying to do.
Our research behind using Cloudflare Workers to implement technical SEO fixes on the edge won the inaugural TechSEO Boost Call for Research competition, backed by Moz. Our research also formed the basis of our talk at the conference, which formally introduced the concept of Edge SEO to the world in November 2018.
One question we’ve been asked during our testing phases is where is our pricing page, simple answer - we don’t have one. The core features of Sloth are free to use.
What can I do with Sloth?
The active version of Sloth is v1.5, through the current user interface you can generate self-sufficient worker bundles to:
- Implement 301 and 302 redirects
- Implement Hreflang into the HTML head
- AB testing
- Modifying/overriding your robots.txt file
- Implement security headers
Additional Support Features
- Collect “log files” through the server request, ideal for Salesforce CommerceCloud websites, or those where you don’t have stored logs.
Other Worker Support
Support for the below platforms is currently an additional support feature, outside of the Sloth platform. Future core integration is planned.
- Akamai EdgeWorker support
- Fastly Edge support
If you have a feature request, please complete our contact form.
How to use the Sloth Edge SEO Tool
In order to use Sloth, you will need a Cloudflare account. Depending on your requirements, they range from free, to custom enterprise plans.
Once you’ve registered with Cloudflare, you will need to change your website’s nameservers to Cloudflare’s.
While using Sloth, you have two methods of deploying your Sloth code to your Cloudflare edge server, you simply copy over the worker bundle to your Cloudflare dashboard.
For more information on Cloudflare workers, please click here.
Enterprise Edge SEO Services
Whilst the Sloth tool (and it’s features) are free to use, we are often approached for custom edge SEO integrations to solve very specific problems - which aren’t a part of the free tool.
Please complete the contact form to get in touch and discuss your requirements.